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The greatly idiotic Walter Romero takes on an island of zombies and a bloodthirsty werewolf to avenge his boy scout buddy with the help of his doe-eyed crush, Ashley Valinski, and hapless stoner, Johnny Mason. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (From Horror News. 5 January 2011, 10:59 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Chris Ouchie ... Walter Romero
Jozef K. Richards ... Johnny Mason (as Kyle Richards)
Samantha Goetz ... Ashley Valinski

Steve Golla ... Officer Larry Hopkins
Stephen Kimble ... Officer Duane Black
Charles Ramsey ... Mayor Kimball
Alex Trapp ... Booker
Rick Herd ... Database
Jacob Woelfel ... Digits
Elizabeth Tannehill ... Mom
Megan McGivern ... Mandy Hollywood

Bruce Spielbauer ... The Guru
Matt Mast ... The Werewolf
Corey Gibb ... DJ
Ryan Dewerth ... Randy
Matt Henry ... Butch
Quinn Hester ... Tim

Mark Borchardt ... Mr. Englan
Curtis Yorkey ... Mr. Mathia
Chelo Guardiola ... Lucio
Jon Phillips ... Amando
Russ Montney ... Mack

Rex Steven Sikes ... Deputy Riley McFinnigan
Shawn Monaghan ... Officer Trevor Pohl
Sue Montney ... Mrs. Mack
Adam Montney ... Mack Jr.
Kenny Somerville ... SWAT Leader
Jon Elliott ... SWAT Perv
Dobie Maxwell ... Teacher
Nick Ouchie ... Chip
Carolyn Kanter ... Reporter Jamie Johnson

Ed Gale ... Reporter Mel Tambor (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Boudro ... Zombie

Directed by
Jozef K. Richards  (as Kyle Richards)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jozef K. Richards  written by (as Kyle Richards)

Produced by
Matthew Balz .... associate producer
Jon Elliott .... executive producer
Quinn Hester .... associate producer
Susie Marine .... associate producer
Carol Marquardt .... associate producer
Jozef K. Richards .... producer (as Kyle Richards)
William Richards .... associate producer
Eric Wescott .... associate producer
Original Music by
Doug Dobert 
Cinematography by
Quinn Hester 
Film Editing by
Jozef K. Richards  (as Kyle Richards)
Eric Wescott 
Set Decoration by
Matthew Balz 
Costume Design by
Judith Richards 
Makeup Department
Matthew Balz .... assistant makeup
Susie Marine .... assistant makeup
Chris Ouchie .... assistant makeup
Mary Ouchie .... assistant makeup
Judith Richards .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Wescott .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Balz .... assistant director: first unit
Kenny Somerville .... assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Judith Richards .... assistant property master
Eric Wescott .... property master
Sound Department
Jon Elliott .... boom operator
Dan Kattman .... sound editor
Drew Maxwell .... sound effects editor
Kenny Somerville .... boom operator
Eric Wescott .... boom operator
Eric Wescott .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Matthew Balz .... special effects crew
Hank Carlson .... special effects consultant
Jon Elliott .... special effects crew
Chris Ouchie .... special effects coordinator
Eric Wescott .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Dan Kattman .... visual effects
Eric Wescott .... visual effects
Matthew Balz .... stunts
Ryan Dewerth .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Balz .... best boy electric
Matthew Balz .... still photographer
Ryan Dewerth .... best boy grip
Ryan Dewerth .... still photographer
Jon Elliott .... best boy grip
Quinn Hester .... gaffer
Phil Koch .... crane operator
Phil Koch .... still photographer
Chris Ouchie .... key grip
Jozef K. Richards .... assistant camera (as Kyle Richards)
Eric Wescott .... dolly grip
Editorial Department
Nick Eason .... colorist
Jon Elliott .... assistant editor
Quinn Hester .... additional editing
Dan Kattman .... additional editing
Drew Maxwell .... additional editing
Chris Ouchie .... assistant editor
Other crew
Kyle Arpke .... production assistant
Matthew Balz .... production assistant
Matt Batta .... production assistant
Brian Dunigan .... production assistant
Chelo Guardiola .... production assistant
Sam Kozel .... production assistant
Jon Phillips .... production assistant
Maria Pretzl .... production assistant
Jozef K. Richards .... location manager (as Kyle Richards)
Robert Richards .... production accountant
Eric Wescott .... production coordinator
Ross Bigley .... special thanks
Russ Montney .... in loving memory of

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Additional Details

USA:99 min

Did You Know?

Booker:I can tell you're a boy scout. You seem very trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, friendly, courteous, obedient, thrifty, cheerful, brave, clean, and reverent.
Walter Romero:I am all of those things.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious spoof of a spoof, 1 May 2012
Author: Matt Brown from United States

The writing here in general was quite good. There were many laugh-out-loud lines that perfectly captured the absurdist travesty that is much of the dialogue that dominates many amateur monster movies. What it really came down to for me, however, was the acting. It has been said that only the best singers are able to do a perfect impression of terrible singing, and I feel that this is an apt analogy for the acting in this film. For a movie like this to work, it needs to be believable as an actual attempt at legitimate filmmaking. In order to really pull this off, actors cannot simply do their most over-the-top, chewing-the-scenery impression of bad acting. There is a surprising amount of delicacy to bad acting, and it was touch and go here. Unfortunately, I think the worst offender was the lead actor playing Walter. While he grew on me towards the end, his overacting and frequent smirks to the camera broke the illusion for me. There were some actors who mastered this art, however, including Richards himself, and several of the small roles. When I was able to believe that these people were honestly trying their hardest to make a good movie yet failing miserably, the film was absolutely hilarious and brilliant.

I definitely enjoyed myself during this movie, it was the perfect late-night snack after a long day of much more serious films. Richards seems very familiar and comfortable with the genre of film that he lovingly mocks, and the result is a film that stands on it's own. This is an admirable first attempt by Richards, who shows a surprising amount of wit and insight for such a ridiculously over-the-top gore-fest. I look forward to seeing more from him in the future.

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